Kathryn Davies

Visiting Fellow

BA, MA Manchester, DPhil Oxon, Dip TP, MRTPI, IHBC

Kathryn is a heritage and planning consultant with over 30 years’ experience, principally in the public sector. She worked first in local authorities in planning and conservation and latterly with Historic England where she worked both with historic buildings and areas and then ran the Historic Places team in the South East. Engaging communities in understanding the significance of the historic environment was a major focus of this work. Currently she works as a consultant to the public and private sectors for planning and historic environment issues, including casework for Historic England, historic buildings advice, conservation area work and neighbourhood planning. She has held a number of positions in the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, of which she was a founder member, and she is currently Vice-Chair.

Her research interests centre on vernacular buildings, and in particular, secular wall paintings in the early modern period, looking at their significance. She has a number of publications on this subject and lectures on this and related topics.